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Re: [OT] Desktop wallpapers

__/ [Kier] on Sunday 08 January 2006 15:42 \__

> On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 15:34:22 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Kier] on Sunday 08 January 2006 15:05 \__
>>> I was passing some time this afternoon by checking out the wallpapers at
>>> devianART, and downloading the ones I liked, and I just wondered, what
>>> kinds of wallpapers do posters here like to put on their desktops?
>>> I like science-fictional stuff, starscapes, planetary scenes, that kind
>>> of thing. What do other people favour? Any particlar sites you go to for
>>> wallpapers or do you create your own?
>>> www.deviantart.com
>>> Just a little light relief for a quiet Sunday afternoon.
>> What about gnome-look.org and kde-look.org? Not only are there plenty of
>> good ones, but they are also very liberal in the sense that you are
>> (perhaps) encouraged to disseminate. Many of them are also related to an
>> Open Source theme or strand. What's more, you give the LXer contributers a
>> sense of contribution and become a more integral part of a community that
>> expands.
> Definitely good sites if you want your desktop to have an open source
> look. I've had wallpapers from theme on my desktop from time to time. I
> tend to change my backgrounds very few months, according to my moods and
> interests.

Here  is my personal perspective, which keeps changing, but stabilised af-
ter 2 years:

Are you using KDE? You can set up a cycle (multiple pictures, now known as
"slideshow"), wherein desktop pictures change autonomously, either at ran-
dom  or  in  order. You toss whichever pictures take your fancy  onto  the
pool, which can serve you for many months.

To me, this makes the difference between a dreary environment and an envi-
ronment  which attracts the eye and encourages me to be dynamic, much like
the environment. Desktop 1 has its background changed every 2 minutes. The
other  virtual  desktops  (8 of them in total, over  20,000  pixels  wide)
change  every 60 minutes. Each desktop has a different theme or 'feel'  to
it, so I can 'escape' at will. There are also some neat options for chang-
ing pictures colours without changing the physical files.

Best wishes,


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